Following the 3-1 win away to UCD, Saints' manager Liam Buckley praised his team for getting an important win and showing good character to come back from a one goal deficit.
With the pressure of going a goal behind when Robbie Benson opened the scoring on 23 minutes, the Saints hit back with two goals from Chris Forrester and Anto Flood to take the lead by the 33rd minute, before Jake Kelly made it 3-1 on 55 minutes.
Buckley commended the players for dealing with the nerves and pressure that the game brought. "We have to just try and channel those nerves," Buckley told stpatsfc.com. "Everybody is a little nervous, it's just a way of life. It's a way of reacting to where we are at. That said, we just need to channel that into energy and get into a positive manner and give a performance like we've done in recent weeks. If we keep on winning, it'll be great."
Buckley also praised goalscorers Jake Kelly and Chris Forrester who came into the Saints' midfield for the suspended duo of Killian Brennan and Daryl Kavanagh. Both youngsters scored a goal apiece, while Forrester also claimed an assist for Anto Flood's goal which saw the Saints take a 2-1 lead before the half-time break.
"Jake done really, really well considering he hasn't played games in recent weeks, so to come in and take his goal brilliantly. Forrester was fantastic as well. We saw him in the middle of the park, with Killian and obviously Daryl as well missing, it left us short a little bit but they both did well and I hope that continues into next weekend."
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